Ballerina Watch: Melissa Hamilton

Melissa Hamilton performing Swan Lake at Varna 2010

Soloist, Melissa Hamilton, with the Royal Ballet, is a ballerina we need to keep a close eye on. Her apparently quick rise to stardom (her story is a true inspiration) has left London audiences in awe. Luke Jennings from The Observer writes of Hamilton's "articulacy of line," and articulate she is. She speaks with her body, as you will see in the video below. Mary Greene with Mail Online interviews her and is delighted with Ms. Hamilton's ease and intelligence. Her story reads like a fairy … [Read more...]

Top 10 Dances for 2011 by Luke Jennings

Top 10 Dances for 2011 Luke Jennings from The Observer, UK

Luke Jennings, journalist and dance critic for The Observer of the UK has picked his Top 10 Dances for 2011. Some of them are classical ballet works, though not all of them. To state that 2011 has been a difficult year for the arts is putting it lightly. With many professional ballet and contemporary dance companies feeling the world recession crunch, they have been forced to be creative with their choice of programs to entice audiences to attend their performances. Besides the usual … [Read more...]

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